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Historical Evolution of the Eastern Mode of Production

1st Edition

By Zhao Jiaxiang


102 pages

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Hardback: 9780367476878
pub: 2020-07-07
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In the four volumes of The Development Trajectory of Eastern societies and the Theories and Practices of Socialism, the author re-examines Marx and Engels’ theories on the development trajectory of Eastern societies by integrating theoretical analysis of Marxist theories and an historical investigation of socialist revolution and socialist construction around the world.

This second volume focuses on Marx and Engels' historical materialism, explains the general laws of historical development, and brings this to bear within the context of Eastern societies. The author notes that Marx and Engels' historical materialism and its derivative theories on Eastern societies are compatible and interconnected. In addition, he reveals how Marx and Engels’ theory of the “Asiatic mode of production” plays an important part in the development trajectory of Eastern societies, and is closely related to their theory of "five social forms".

This volume is a key reference for readers who study and are interested in Marxism, Marxist philosophy and the history of philosophy.

Table of Contents

1. Debating the "Asiatic Mode of Production"—History and Research Methods 2. Evolution of the Concept of the "Asiatic Mode of Production 3. A Comparison of Eastern and Western Ancient Societies

About the Author

Zhao Jiaxiang graduated from Peking University in Philosophy and then joined the faculty, serving as vice dean, professor, and director of academic committee of Department of Philosophy, as well as vice president and consultant of Chinese Historical Materialism Association. His main research interests concern Marxist Philosophy and Marxist Classic Works.

About the Series

China Perspectives

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This is the first time that any of these books have been translated into English for international readers. The series aims to put forward a Chinese perspective, give insights into cutting-edge academic thinking in China, and inspire researchers globally.


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